Pound Gates

Festive Season Opening Hours


Season’s Greetings!

In place of sending Christmas cards, we will be donating £1,000 to the Acorn Fund, our partnership with Suffolk Community Foundation.

This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Acorn Fund, which was established in 2013 to support local charities and causes. During the last decade, we’ve proudly awarded grants totalling £50,000 to 34 causes. We focus on smaller community and grassroots organisations, supporting projects aligned with our theme of Health & Wellbeing, where we can ensure our contributions genuinely make a difference in our local community.

In 2023, we awarded grants to Hope Church, Headway Suffolk and Ipswich Community Playbus. You can find out more about the projects we support, and our wider charitable activity here. This Christmas our staff will also be raising money for Suffolk Community Foundation’s Surviving Winter campaign. Now in its 13th year, the Surviving Winter fund provides grants to support low-income families and individuals meet the rising costs of heating their homes. You can find out more about the campaign and make a donation here.

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Your team at Pound Gates

Our opening times over the festive period

Monday 25 December
Tuesday 26 December
Wednesday 27 December
9am – 3pm
Thursday 28 December
9am – 3pm
Friday 29 December
9am – 3pm
Monday 1 January

Normal hours will resume on Tuesday 2 January 2024.